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Private Bodies of Water

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A fire pond in Germany.
A fire pond in Germany.
Private Bodies of Water
A manual for the design, management and enjoyment of privately owned bodies of water.

Table of Contents[edit | edit source]

  • Introduction: Why private bodies of water are awesome and how this book can help you create and enjoy your own.
  • Types of private bodies of water: The different kinds of water features you can have on your property, such as ponds, lakes, streams, wetlands, fountains and pools. How to choose the best type for your needs and preferences.
  • Designing your water body: The steps and factors involved in planning and building your water body, such as location, size, shape, depth, drainage, lining, circulation and landscaping.
  • Managing your water body: The best practices and tips for maintaining the health and beauty of your water body, such as water quality, aeration, filtration, algae control, weed control and pest control.
  • Taxa of your water body: The various plants and animals that can live in or around your water body, such as aquatic plants, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. How to attract, identify and care for them.
  • Activities on your water body: The fun and relaxing things you can do on or near your water body, such as swimming, boating, fishing, birdwatching, photography and meditation.
  • Locations of private bodies of water: The examples and inspiration of private bodies of water from different regions and climates around the world. How to adapt your water body to your local environment and conditions.